We want to acknowledge that Easter is one of the most important cultural and religious celebrations in Romania. On Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017 many Romanian families and friends attend church and gather for the Easter lunch or dinner. Easter meals include: lamb, drob (lamb organs’ haggis with vegetables). Pască, a special type of Cozonac (walnut pound cake), and painted eggs. The eggs are colored red, yellow, blue, green and black.Romanians call the painted and decorated eggs “oua incondeiate”, “oua impiestrite”, or “oua inchiestrite”. It is customary to knock each other’s eggs during Easter. Some believe that people who knock each other’s eggs will see each other again after death. Others believe that the older person should knock the younger person's boiled egg first. Either way, we say:' Christos a Inviat! and we reply back: 'Adevarat a inviat!'
Fun Activity ...with Rewards!
Please share pictures with you, your family and friends participating in one of the activities suggested below and like our Facebook page and you can be the lucky winner of 2 free tickets to one of our upcoming events this year.
1) Painting eggs or playing the "Egg Tapping" game.
2) Easter Egg Hunt.
3) Making your own Cozonac, Pasca, or Easter Cake (Tip: You can use this recipe: atreatsaffair.com/romanian-easter-bread-)
A starting point for food shopping:
If you intend to buy traditional Romanian ingredients or food, these New York City stores are the most well known: